Ward Nicholson

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Proofreading Project History

Project List By Industry

Most proofreading projects listed for the companies and organizations below were done through the ad agencies I’ve worked with on a freelance basis. Some were handled earlier in my career as a freelance typographer, or when I worked on staff as proofreader for a couple of different ad agencies. A few additional projects were done directly for the end client, either based on a referral from their agency of record, or at the recommendation of former ad agency employees whom I had previously worked with, who later moved on to work for a separate, client company.

I am listing only companies and institutions that are nationally or regionally known within their industry. There are many smaller firms and organizations whose materials I’ve also proofed that are too numerous to mention.

The projects shown below give an idea of the wide range of materials for which I’ve handled the proofreading in my 30-year-plus career.

Advertising/Marketing

  • For ad agencies themselves: self-promotional materials, requests for proposal (RFPs) to land new business, agency websites
  • Nebraska Book Company / Neebo (college/university promotional products): trade-show booths, brochures, product-line catalogs for individual colleges and universities

Aircraft/Aerospace

  • Airbus Americas Engineering: brochure
  • Bombardier Aircraft Services: brochures, Service Unique customer newsletter
  • Bombardier Component Repair & Overhaul: brochure, sales folder/inserts
  • Bombardier Flexjet: Learjet product-line brochures, product-comparison flyers (both within-product-line and vs. competitors), magazine ads, sales one-sheets, wall posters, trade-show booth graphics and roll-ups, service-area maps, special-event invitations, flight-request form, in-flight food menu, vacation-giveaway certificates, press releases, media kit, Flexjet Direct customer newsletter, Above & Beyond employee newsletter
  • Bombardier Business Aircraft: magazine ads, sales one-sheets, quarterly Contrails magazine
  • Cessna Aircraft: Citation business jet product-line brochures
  • CompletionAir: new brand identity materials, brochures, website
  • Dallas Airmotive: magazine ads, brochures, direct-mail postcards, repair-facility location and services directory, repair-manual divider tabs
  • Exacta Aerospace (later acquired by PCC Aerostructures): website
  • Executive Aircraft: brochures, sales folder/inserts
  • FlightSafety International: Cessna Citation-line pilot training manuals and handbooks, memory flash cards
  • Hampton Aviation: trade-show graphics/ads
  • Hawker Beechcraft: aircraft brochures, FlightPath magazine for Global Customer Support division
  • Jeppesen: video sales presentations, mission-statement brochure for employees
  • Mid-Continent Instruments: brochure, sales flyers
  • Mooney: magazine ads, brochures, sales one-sheets, trade-show graphics (easel signs, roll-ups, posters) media kit
  • PCC Aerostructures: brochures
  • Rockwell Collins: magazine ads, brochures
  • Signature Flight Support: magazine ads
  • Spirit AeroSystems: brochure, annual reports

Banking, Finance & Insurance

  • Citizens Bank of Kansas: newspaper ads, banners, counter mats, window posters, drive-through envelopes, employee name tags, ATM-screen ads, lending script for phone reps
  • Credit Union of America: postcards, banners, membership brochure, quarterly newsletter, annual reports
  • Encompass Insurance: brochures
  • E-Trade: magazine ads, brochures
  • First National Bank of Hutchinson: magazine and newspaper ads, brochures, direct-mail postcards, statement stuffers, teller signs, quarterly newsletter
  • TD Ameritrade: annual employee recognition awards program/brochure, website
  • Verus Bank: brand-launch identity materials and stationery system, newspaper ads, direct-mail brochure, grand-opening postcard

Construction

  • Koehn Construction Services (agricultural/industrial structures): website
  • R. Messner Construction (church design and construction): magazine ads, rack card, sales folder/inserts
  • Stone Strong Systems (precast exterior wall blocks): product brochure, sales one-sheets

Economic Development

  • City of Wichita, Kansas: “Don’t Trash Wichita” anti-litter campaign — posters, print ads, bus signs, billboards, tips booklet; riverbank revitalization — text for 80-foot-long 3D wall exploring history of local Plains-Indians culture
  • Omaha Sports Commission: brochures for hosting of U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Nebraska Tourism Commission: marketing plan, printed sightseeing guide and map, website
  • Wichita Downtown Development Corporation: print ads, brochures

Education

  • Bellevue University Military Veterans Services Center: annual report
  • Butler Community College: brand identity and stationery system redesign, brand standards guide, student orientation materials
  • Doane College: quarterly Doane magazine
  • KU School of Medicine, Wichita: quarterly Embark magazine

Energy

  • High Plains Corp. (now High Plains Bioenergy): brochure, sales folder/inserts
  • Lincoln Electric System: annual reports

Food & Agriculture

  • Barkman Honey: product packaging labels, sales sheets, print ads, website
  • Cargill: animal feed product brochures, special-event brochures
  • Pizza Hut: employee food-service training handbooks, real estate development department site-location analyses, franchisee restaurant standards guide, restaurant-operations cost and profitability analyses, executive speeches, financial reports and statements

Healthcare/Medical Supplies

  • DARI/Dynamic Athletic Research Institute (real-time human movement analysis for injury prevention and rehab): sales folder/inserts, brochures, PowerPoint presentation
  • Disability Supports of the Great Plains (full and part-time residential living and services for the disabled): brochures
  • Lambert Vet Supply: product catalog
  • Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and Cancer Center: print ads, flyers, brochures, direct-mail pieces

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

  • Ambassador Hotels: brand identity materials redesign; brand standards guide; print ads; postcards; sales folder/inserts; door hangers; key cards and jackets; hotel guest information packets, notepads, and notebooks; promotional-product item imprints
  • Cambridge Suites: print ads, brochures
  • Candlewood Suites: hotel location directory with maps/directions, franchisee sales folder/inserts, franchise ads, employee paycheck stuffers, posters, direct-mail postcards, quarterly newsletter, annual reports
  • Royal Caribbean: brochure, special-event invitation and thank-you ad, press releases, press-kit white paper
  • Summerfield Suites: complete series of boilerplate corporate email response templates, quarterly newsletter
  • WoodSpring Hotels: local-business sales manual for hotel staff
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: print ads, brochures, press releases

Information Technology

  • BalancedComp (salary administration/employee-retention consulting): client proposal template
  • CivicPlus (government website design/consulting): magazine ad, brochures, sales folder/inserts, sales one-sheets, multi-piece boxed direct-mail package, business cards
  • Vision Internet (government website design/consulting): sales folder/inserts

Manufacturing

  • Chance Rides (amusement-park industry): brand identity materials redesign, product brochures, spec sheets, sales folder/inserts, direct-mail piece
  • Collins Bus Corporation: magazine ads
  • Essilor Labs (corrective eyeglass lenses): Crizal no-glare/no-scratch and Transitions light-adaptive indoor/outdoor lens product-line brochures
  • Exmark (commercial mowers): graphic standards guide, brochures, full-line product catalog
  • Khrome Werks (motorcycle aftermarket parts): magazine ads, product-line brochure
  • KI Lightline (corporate office furniture and wall systems): product-line brochure
  • NuWa Industries (made HitchHiker line of 5th-wheel RV trailers; now Kansas RV Center, an RV dealer only): product-line brochures
  • Phillips 66 Lubricants / Kendall Motor Oil: product-line brochures, brand standards guides
  • Spatz Paints (former division of Pratt & Lambert): brochures
  • Universal Lubricants / Eco Ultra Oil: brand identity and stationery system redesign, magazine ads, brochures, flyers, posters, sales one-sheets, trade-show graphics, video presentations, product packaging, rack cards, counter mats, point-of-purchase displays, wallet cards for sales staff, material safety data sheets, email announcements
  • Viega (plumbing/HVAC fittings and tubing): brochure, Viega Voice company newsletter

Nonprofits

  • Kansas Children’s Service League (adoption/foster-home placement, child-abuse prevention): quarterly newsletter, annual report
  • Kansas District Council Assemblies of God (now AGK Ministry Network): direct-mail pieces, monthly newsletter, ministerial directory, yearly events calendar, yearly convention program materials, annual reports
  • Mennonite Housing (homes for low-income families in return for sweat equity): annual reports
  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: brochures, fundraising materials, quarterly newsletter
  • OneKC for Women (employment counseling network, business startup assistance, angel investing): brand identity materials redesign, website launch, rack cards, posters, brochures, special-event invitations, table tents

Philanthropy

  • Kansas Health Foundation: newspaper ads, brochures, business cards, PowerPoint presentation, annual reports
  • Sunflower Foundation: recognition certificates for fellowship graduates, annual reports

Professional Sports

  • Pittsburgh Steelers: stadium wayfinding signage system

Retail Industry

  • BLI Rentals (rent-to-own): sales folder/inserts, brochures, email newsletters
  • GreenAcres Market (health-food store chain): new brand identity materials, store signage

Retirement Community

  • Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America: brochures, annual reports, annual Art Is Ageless calendar (featuring residents’ contest entries)

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